Ohio Teams Up with Georgia for GOP Debate
The Ohio Republican Party and the Georgia Republican Party have teamed up for the debate, giving the two Super Tuesday states some extra attention during yet another Republican debate. The ORP is very pleased with the arrangement.
“The Ohio Republican Party is very pleased to take part in this special partnership with Chairwoman Everhart and Georgia Republicans,” Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine stated in a press release issued by the party.
“As residents of the quintessential battleground state, Ohio voters have always taken their role in vetting and electing presidential candidates very seriously. We look forward to working with the Georgia Republican Party, and Republicans across America, to renew our party’s conservative vision and usher in a new generation of economic prosperity by fighting to ensure that Barack Obama is a one term president,” Chairman DeWine concluded.
The two states will have venues where Republican voters can ask the candidates questions, whether state-specific or national questions. The two parties will also get to ask the candidates a couple questions.
The Georgia chair made it clear that the partnership was valuable to both states because of the amount of delegates the two states represent.
“I am thrilled that Chairman DeWine and the Ohio Republican Party will be joining us in hosting the 2012 Super Tuesday Republican Debate,” remarked Georgia GOP chairman Sue Everhart. “With a combined 142 Delegates up for grabs on March 6th, Georgia and Ohio are truly the power brokers in this year’s Republican presidential contest.”
While Georgia is Newt Gingrich’s to lose because it is his home state, Ohio is a toss-up, which hasn’t gone unnoticed by the candidates. Newt Gingrich toured Ohio cities during mid-last week, and Mitt Romney started putting up ads in the state as early as last Wednesday, Politico reported early last week. Rick Santorum has also signaled he plans on targeting Midwestern, rustbelt states such as Michigan and Ohio heading into Super Tuesday.
Ohio and Georgia are worth 66 and 76 delegates, respectively.Share